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I have wide, even breasts with tallish roots.
I was worried that this bra would cut into my tall roots and look bad, but it surprisingly does not. On close inspection, I guess there is a very minor bulge, but I consider it to be virtually nonexistent.
From other pictures I've seen, it looked like the underwires were sitting way below the IMF fold due to being very shallow in the bottom of the cup. However, this is just excess fabric on the bottom that makes it appear that way.
The band is very firm. I feel very confident in wearing this as a bandeau by taking off the removable straps. I feel it fits similarly to other Cleo 28Es, though I will also be soon receiving a 30E, so I will be able to compare them.
The bra has one vertical seam in each cup, towards the center, on the outside and inside. The outside seam is covered by the overlapping fabric where the chevrons complete.
Updated on Mar 19, 2015 Flag this
Cute!! This swim top seems well designed with thoughtful features like removable / convertible straps and the cups are somewhat molded/ padded which I like. The center gore is wrapped in contrast blue fabric (matches the straps) and a white plastic heart is threaded through the fabric. The fabric has a chevron pattern over the seamed cups, which draws the eye upward - nice touch.
The good: The band is nice and snug: love!
The ok: The cups are a touch wider than my shape, but that's ok
The bad: I get a little quad-boob on one side. This is acceptable for me because I'm still losing weight and my boobs are adjusting from coming off B/C. I imagine the cups will stretch out a bit over time and swimming - and I know a cup size up would be too big.
Overall I look forward to enjoying swimming in this set. I got the swim briefs in XS and I'd say they run a touch big if that's helpful to anyone.
Updated on Sep 20, 2013 Flag this
The band is nice and snug (26-28 inch ribcage). The material is at least as thick as the padded cups of the Juna, and there is a vertical seam bisecting each cup. The colors are vibrant and I love the shape of the bandeau. The enclosure is a plastic clasp that "snaps" into place easily. The style of the straps are classic multi-way, with 4 loops in the usual places on the bandeau.
Aesthetics aside, the cups are shaped for short (maybe average?) breasts, so I'm immediately slammed with orange-in-a-glass because of my low-set, tall (and therefore shallow) shape. I quad and can't fill the apex of the cup. I had such high hopes from reading "tall cups" in reviews, but they were probably from women with higher roots since I found it way too closed on top. From my various fitting issues, I can tell that this top will not stay on me very long in the water, so it's not a keeper for me.
Updated on Sep 15, 2013 Flag this
That's my current concern - where the bra lands on the IMF and if I'm being supported properly. Where I feel the underwire feels so low under my IMF that I worry. I've also ordered two cups up because it felt a bit shallow.
How did the 30E fit?
dee8 The 30E fit about the same, just with a looser band. They had the same cup depth, so there must have been some kind of grading issue. It's been a while since I've tried the Lucille on, but mine fit my IMF. It is kind of shallow though, so I hope that it works out for you!